Artistic

When the intelligence of plants is exploited by robots. Discover the Plant Fever exhibition at the Centre d’Innovation et de Design in Grand-Hornu.

Plants do not have a brain or nervous system like us. And yet, researchers show that they are gifted with intelligence. Defending themselves against aggression, finding their food, or communicating through their roots, these are all incredible elements that demonstrate the intelligence of plants.
But it is not only scientists who are interested in the plant kingdom. Artists too are amazed at their prowess. So much so that they are inspired by the intelligence of nature to create new, revolutionary, and breathtaking objects or tools. Plant Fever is an exhibition that bears witness to the power of plants… that human is trying to mimic. […]

Biology

Red, yellow, green, why do the leaves change colour in the fall?

Have you ever wondered where the colors of the leaves come from? And why do they change colour with the seasons? In this experiment, you will extract pigments from the leaves and use a chemical technique called chromatography. Using capillary forces, you will discover the colourful world hidden in tree leaves. […]

Biology

DNA extraction from strawberries

Extracting DNA from strawberries couldn’t be easier! With elements available in your kitchen, you will extract this immense molecule present in all living beings and be able to observe it, without a microscope. […]

Biology

Grow peppers from pepper waste

You’ll never buy pepper seeds for your vegetable garden again with this tip. With this simple experience, you will understand what a seed needs to germinate. Does it need light or dark? Is it possible to germinate them faster? […]